College of Engineering and Computer Science

Dr. James Nelson, Dean

In support of the University's mission, the College of Engineering and Computer Science offers six bachelor of science degree programs and four master's degree programs, supports education of university students in the area of technological literacy and the engineering design process, and provides non-credit continuing education courses in computer information technology and engineering through the resources of four departments – Department of Computer Science, Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, and Department of Mechanical Engineering.

The Department of Computer Science offers the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, the Master of Science in Computer Science, and supports secondary teacher certification in computer science and technology applications. The Department of Civil Engineering offers the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, and the Master of Science in Civil Engineering. The Department of Electrical Engineering offers the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Mission Statement

The mission of The University of Texas at Tyler College of Engineering and Computer Science is to provide high quality undergraduate and graduate engineering, computer science, and construction management education relevant to a rapidly changing technological world and to service the developing needs of the region, state, and nation, recognizing our international scope and influence in the global society.

Primary Goals

The primary goals of The University of Texas at Tyler College of Engineering and Computer Science are

  1. High quality, relevant undergraduate construction management, computer science, and engineering education
    • an integrated-systems, applications-oriented approach
    • broad general education, science, and ethics components
    • critical thinking, problem solving, design, computer, oral and written communication, teamwork, and leadership skills threaded throughout the curricula and increasing in complexity from the freshman year through the senior year
  2. High quality, relevant graduate computer science and engineering education serving both full-time and part-time master's degree students
    • depth in and focus on advanced computer science or engineering topics or
    • multidisciplinary programs of advanced studies
  3. Close working relationships between the university and business and industry
    • advisory boards of executives and practitioners
    • faculty working with industry in R&D and as consultants and summer employees
    • students working for industry in co-op and paid internship programs
    • real-world senior design projects described by and supported by business and industry
    • speakers and mentors and field trips for students from business and industry
    • graduates working for and providing leadership for business and industry
    • education leading to degrees for current employees
    • continuing education seminars, short courses, workshops for current employees
    • new product / new business development center partnerships between university and business and industry

The Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; (410) 347-7700.